UPDATE: Man believed to have been killed after light aircraft crash near Dungarvan

The scene of the crash
The scene of the crash

A man is believed to have been killed after a light aircraft crashed near Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

Gardaí said the single-seater aeroplane came down at Clonea Upper at around 6.45pm.

A Garda spokesman said: "We believe it to be a single-seat jet of some description.

"We have preserved a scene down there and the Air Accident Investigation Unit attached to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are on their way there.

"We believe one man was involved in the accident but we do not yet know his condition."

Irish Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 117 has been dispatched to the scene along with the Bunmahon coastguard, gardaí, fire and ambulance services.